Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

A very good novel can make a Mexican bus journey pass very quickly

Some 50,000 people have been killed in the war on drugs, and yet the country will survive this calamity as it has survived others

In the history books, though, the conflict rages on

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says that Catholic teaching offers support to the self-styled superheroes fighting crime from Yeovil to Seattle

The war on drugs hasn’t worked. Cigarette smoking, on the other hand, has declined steadily since the Second World War

A new, Freudian study suggests the composer’s Catholicism was skin deep

Presenter Thomas Asbridge confronts the brutality of the Crusades without lapsing into polemic

The police’s zero tolerance policy on demonstrations in St Peter’s Square is the only one possible

The United Kingdom looks doomed, but much blame must be placed on Labour’s alienation of its natural constituency north of the border

We must never forget Fr John Kaiser, the missionary who died in Kenya in mysterious circumstances